St Paul’s Laser Vision has been conducting successful Multifocal lens replacement surgeries in Liverpool for over 25 years. Clients trust our world-leading consultants and multifocal lens surgery in partnership with the NHS.
Multifocal Lens Replacement Surgery
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How multifocal lens surgery works
As the human eye ages, its lens loses flexibility which leads to the natural range of vision diminishing. This is termed ‘presbyopia’ and results in loss of near vision (e.g. computers, mobile phones and menus) unless reading glasses are used.
Multifocal lens surgery replaces the aging human lens with an artificial multifocal lens, which splits light to create simultaneous images within the eye. The brain subsequently selects the most beneficial image to restore vision.
Who is suitable for multifocal lens replacement?
Multifocal lens replacement surgery is recommended for people who have lost a normal range of vision due to a loss of flexibility within the natural lens. A loss in vision is usually noticeable by the age of 50. Multifocal lens replacement surgery is also an option for individuals who have already developed cataracts.
Your surgeon will carefully review your eyes and help you decide which treatment option is best suited to you. Some individuals may not be good candidates for multifocal lens surgery and better suited to one of our other refractive surgical procedures. The recovery is usually 1 week for each eye and both can be treated a week apart or in some cases simultaneously.
Your 1st appointment, procedure and aftercare will be with one of our consultant ophthalmologists, both of whom have the relevant qualifications and extensive experience in this field.
Your multifocal lens replacement surgery
You will be seen by your surgeon who will review your clinical measurements, examine you and answer any questions.
Local anaesthetic eye drops are instilled in the eyes to ensure total numbness and comfort throughout the procedure.
The operation will usually take 10 to 15 minutes, during which you will see various lights, and feel the occasional sensation of water and pressure.
Following the surgery your vision will be blurry as the anaesthetic begins to wear off and recovery begins. You will have a clear shield taped over the operated eye, sometimes with a white pad for comfort, which remains in place until the following morning.
You will be supported to relax with your eyes closed. The consultant surgeon will examine your eye 20 to 30 minutes later.
You will be given post-surgery drops and instructions. A follow-up appointment will be arranged.
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